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Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld Overview

Half Moon Bay, CA
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
HBW is focused on the procurement, management and strategic development of patents and patent portfolios for corporations, startups, emerging technology companies, and prominent investors located across the country and around the world. Our firm delivers in-depth technical ... Read more

Mission: We are dedicated to making your patents… our mission. Our goal is to design patent strategies that focus on coordinating and fortifying each client’s often specific business objectives. We pride ourselves on delivering straight-forward answers and solutions ... Read more

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  • "… HBW functions more like an entrepreneurial venture as opposed to a traditional law firm…” Check out our short video on HBW Defining Our Work Culture.

    Our Culture Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

    Uploaded by HBW IP on 2017-06-23.

  • HBW captures the comments of our newest Attorney, Sikander Khan, in this weeks feel good blog piece.

    HBW is Proud to Announce that Sikander Khan Joins the Firm's Associate Ranks | Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld LLP

    It is with great pride that we announce that Sikander Khan was formally sworn in as an attorney on May 16, 2017 by the Honorable Judge Marcus Max Gunkel. Sikander previously served as a Patent Engineer since he began at the firm in 2012.

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Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld – Why Work For Us?

Check out our video link for HBW's Culture in 3 Words

Our talented group of professionals is the go-to team for your intellectual property needs. Our team is passionate in providing high quality results in the least amount of time at the best value. We are dedicated to aligning our services with your personalized needs and requirements. Our attorneys, agents and professional team members integrate enthusiasm and supremacy of professionalism with each client. Our firm holds the highest AV Preeminent rating for ethical standards and legal ability in Patents, in the areas of legal knowledge, analytical capabilities, judgment, communication ability, and legal experience.

Every member of our firm is reliable, friendly, and diverse with a wide range of skills and technological expertise. We thrive in building long lasting relationships and implementing trustworthy services.

HBW offers a collegial, relaxed work environment with competitive salary options and excellent benefits. We understand the importance of a productive team environment, and actively promote continuous collaboration among our professionals. We are not concerned with titles, but rather focus on working together to provide the best results to our clients. To do so, we not only recruit candidates that possess outstanding patent prosecution skills, but who also excel as both independent thinkers and proactive problem solvers. It is important to our firm that we maintain a team who enjoys the work they do and the people with whom they do it.

HBW Having Fun at a Team Building Event, April 2016

"At HBW, I enjoy working with smart, hardworking people in a friendly environment on a sunny coast."
- Yiding Wu, Patent Agent

"For a patent engineer and a law student aspiring to be a successful patent attorney, HBW's gold-standard prosecution practice and technical expertise serve as the foundation for learning the art of obtaining high-quality patents for our clients."
- Sikander Khan, Patent Engineer

"I have been employed at HBW as an International Patent Paralegal for about 7 years. I enjoy the interesting prosecution challenges I encounter from day to day. It's never dull, and I love keeping busy! I also love working within my community as it allows me to easily stay connected with family and friends, and sometimes I enjoy the commute via my bicycle (a perk that wasn't possible when working in Palo Alto). HBW also recognizes the importance of supporting community service and provides me with flexibility as a docent at the Fitzgerald Marine Reserve where I give tide pool tours to students. Most of all, I really enjoy the people I work with."
- Kelly Huber, Patent Prosecution Paralegal

"With HBW's commitment to continued education and training, I am fortunate to have gained an abundance of patent law experience for the past 14 years. The casual, yet professional atmosphere makes HBW a warm and friendly place to work."
- Amy Jonsson, Patent Prosecution Specialist

Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld Reviews

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    "HBW a very nice place to work."

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    Former Employee - Patent Specialist in Fremont, CA
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    I worked at Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld full-time (More than a year)


    HBW Attorneys and Patent Agents are great to work with.
    HBW's Executive Director is an extraordinary and knowledgeable leader. She is able to assist and often does help staff with filings or projects. The Executive Director is very respectful and supportive of her staff, professionally and personally. She reaches out to staff for their suggestions on how to improve the firm, our workflow with attorneys and patent agents to be a cohesive team
    At HBW there is potential for personal growth. The workload is strong and steady. We have bi-weekly meetings, to go over new procedures, training of new programs or patent practice, and review of patent rules.
    HBW offers flexible schedules, which in turn allow you to coordinate your work and personal schedules.
    HBW is generous to their employees. They give staff gift cards to coffee shops in town, as well as other perks.
    The staff at HBW are wonderful to work with and are always will to help one another out.
    HBW is located in historical downtown Half Moon Bay and is about 1 mile walk to the ocean beaches. HBW promotes phylantropic participation for community and other charitable organizations.
    I enjoyed working with everyone at Haynes Beffel & Wolfeld!


    In my case, the only con was living in the East Bay, so my commute was long, especially the afternoon commute.

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